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Talalpsee or Talsee (Glarus) [kids-friendly]

For those in the region ths is a wonderful day trip. Talalpsee is in canton Glarus...only took us about 30min to get to Filzbach from Pfäffikon SZ.

Park the car at Filzbach and then you take a chairlift up. Like all good swiss mountains there is a restaurant at the top! And there is a decent children's playground. From here there are a few walking trails. The most commong is to walk down to the Talalpsee. It is a paved road (so good for kinderwagons/prams) and not too steep.

Talalpsee is gorgeous. There is a second small restaurant by the shore serving very good (simple) food like a farmer's plate (selection of cold cuts, cheese and bread). There are signed trails, you can walk around the lake (take a dip if the weather is still good), there are some caves to explore. Or for the more energetic a 3hr hike up to the top.

Then to get back down to Filzbach you have three options:
1. chairlift back down (gorgeous views over to the Zurichsee and Walensee, plus the Churfirsten).
2. rodelbahn - like a toboggan ride - down half way and chairlift the remainder
3. trottinet - large scooter - all the way down.

Great easy day trip for those in the area and esp easy to do with children.


http://www.wandersite.ch/Tageswander...%20Glarus.html
http://ext.sbb.ch/offer/detail/Defau...?id=904&lang=4
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Re: Talalpsee or Talsee (Glarus) [kids-friendly]

It's a gorgeous region. I've done a bit of hiking in that area, including going over the various passes to the Murgsee.

If you continue walking up from the Talsee you will eventually come across a small farm cablecar that supplies a farm in the next higher valley. You might also see lots of jingling cows. The marked trail carries on from there to the farm and eventually the Murgsee; it's an unrelenting ascent and I don't recommend it for kids.

If you look down at the Walensee you might be able to hear (and see mist from) the Rinquellen, which is a giant waterfall system that pops out of a cave on the side of the Churfirsten range.
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Re: Talalpsee or Talsee (Glarus) [kids-friendly]

Thanks for the tips guys. Is any of this public transport-accessible or do you need a car?
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Re: Talalpsee or Talsee (Glarus) [kids-friendly]

Public transport is "do-able" but I would imagine quite a few connections and it would take awhile. Best to do a search on the SBB site (www.sbb.ch) which will show all the connections and the time it would take.

Car is definitely easier.
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Re: Talalpsee or Talsee (Glarus) [kids-friendly]

Hi

Thanks for that - in fact getting there from Zurich by public transport was a complete doddle. Less than 1.5 hours.

Took the train to Ziegelbrucke, changed to Nafels-Molis, and then the postbus up the hill. All worked very well - apart from the rain that we found once we got up into the valley

Great trip for kids, however I wouldn't take my not-great-on-their-feet 60 something in-laws.
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Re: Talalpsee or Talsee (Glarus) [kids-friendly]

sarahw - glad to hear you had a nice time - pity about the rain though :-(

good to hear that it was easy with public transport. yay for the public transport iin this country!
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For those in the region ths is a wonderful day trip. Talalpsee is in canton Glarus...only took us about 30min to get to Filzbach from Pfäffikon SZ.

Park the car at Filzbach and then you take a chairlift up. Like all good swiss mountains there is a restaurant at the top! And there is a decent children's playground. From here there are a few walking trails. The most commong is to walk down to the Talalpsee. It is a paved road (so good for kinderwagons/prams) and not too steep.

Talalpsee is gorgeous. There is a second small restaurant by the shore serving very good (simple) food like a farmer's plate (selection of cold cuts, cheese and bread). There are signed trails, you can walk around the lake (take a dip if the weather is still good), there are some caves to explore. Or for the more energetic a 3hr hike up to the top.

Then to get back down to Filzbach you have three options:
1. chairlift back down (gorgeous views over to the Zurichsee and Walensee, plus the Churfirsten).
2. rodelbahn - like a toboggan ride - down half way and chairlift the remainder
3. trottinet - large scooter - all the way down.

Great easy day trip for those in the area and esp easy to do with children.


http://www.wandersite.ch/Tageswander...%20Glarus.html
http://ext.sbb.ch/offer/detail/Defau...?id=904&lang=4
We almost went here today, lured by the promise of buggy-friendly walking paths and restaurants - but couldn't quite get our heads around the logistics.

How do you get a buggy up there, if the only access is by chairlift? Does the lift have some sort of a luggage rack it attaches to? And presumably you'd have to hold the baby (in our case a baby each) on your lap on the lift - is there any kind of a seatbelt? The only other chairlift I've been on had no seatbelt, just a bar that flips down for you to hold. Seems like it could be challenging to hold onto that as well as a wriggly baby.

In the end we chickened out and went to the Volksgarten in Glarus instead. Not as exciting but guaranteed double-buggy-accessible.
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